Oshakati Town Council to waive interest on arrears

The Oshakati Town Council will offer 100% interest relief on customer municipal services accounts with outstanding account payments.

Town spokesperson Katarina Kamari said this follows a resolution passed by the Council on August 30, 2023, to waive all interest accumulated on all Oshakati customer municipal service accounts.

According to Kamari, the council’s debts currently stand at N$80,224,301.99.

"The debts are increasing every month due to non-payment," she said.

Gobabis residents object to allocation of Farm Nuwe Hoop for projects

Some community members in Gobabis have objected to the decision by the council to allocate Farm Nuwe Hoop to be used for various projects aimed at improving the livelihoods of the inhabitants.

The group claims that the council did not follow the right procedures.

The group further demands that the envisaged project should be registered as a legal entity and that a detailed cost breakdown and startup capital must be shared with the community.

International High-Level Panel Campaign launched

"As heads of state and governments, we must aim to close the water investment gap in Africa for the achievement of not only the water-related SDG targets on the continent, important as they are, but to enable the African continent to achieve her overall developmental goals."

This was the clarion call by President Hage Geingob during the launch of the International High-Level Panel Campaign, titled Mind the Gap: Invest in Water Raising Ambition, in a speech read on his behalf by the Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Carl Schlettwein.

APRM engages stakeholders in ||Kharas Region

The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) has engaged stakeholders in the ||Kharas Region to assess government performance to enhance good governance and foster sustainable development.

Civil servants, representatives from corporate business and civil organisations, and traditional leaders attended the regional consultative engagement at Keetmanshoop.

APRM is an African self-assessment mechanism that reviews good performance and encourages the implementation of policies and practices of good political, economic, and corporate governance in Africa.

2023 Population and Housing Census preparations in full swing

The Namibian Statistics Agency (NSA), in partnership with local law enforcement, is in full swing with preparations for the 2023 Population and Housing Census, as most of the processes have been concluded and all systems are ready for the action phase to commence.

The implementing body has just concluded the most important preparation processes, which included staff recruitment, a series of trainings, constituency and public advocacy, and field staff deployment.
Statistician General Alex Shimuafeni is confident about the readiness of the process.

Former fisherman creates own employment through selling farming nets

After losing his job in the fishing industry, a former fisherman at Walvis Bay is now in the business of selling farming nets, agricultural netting, ropes, and other accessories along the highway, along the northern industrial area.

Business Today visited the busy man on the street to find out what it was like to make a living from his chosen trade.

Lack of donors hamper NOYD's operations

The National Organisation of Youth with Disabilities (NOYD) is struggling with its operations after donors withdrew their support.

Last year, the National Organisation of Youth with Disabilities elected disability coordinators for all regions.

They are tasked with taking up disability matters at the regional level.

The organisation is, however, finding it difficult to operate optimally because of limited funds after the donors pulled out.